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Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:40 PM

Almost got arrested yesterday by pissed off cops.

Went to a fast food place and the cops had pulled over a driver.

The driver did everything asked of him and cops were pointing three guns at him.

I stood on the sidewalk and watched the whole thing.

The driver was afraid, I was afraid for him.

The cops yelled at me to go inside the fast food place but I stayed on private property.

I just watched them.

Maybe I saved the guy's life.

The cops were pissed dealing with the driver.

The cops took the driver away.

Hope he is ok.

I stood my ground.

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Reply Almost got arrested yesterday by pissed off cops. (Original post)
Texaswitchy Oct 24 OP
denbot Oct 24 #1
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #3
calimary Oct 24 #34
Duncanpup Oct 24 #2
Aristus Oct 24 #4
2Gingersnaps Oct 25 #48
Bluethroughu Oct 24 #5
Maraya1969 Oct 24 #6
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #7
Bayard Oct 24 #8
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #9
Demovictory9 Oct 24 #35
Diamond_Dog Oct 24 #10
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #12
TeamProg Oct 24 #11
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #14
RKP5637 Oct 24 #13
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #16
left-of-center2012 Oct 24 #15
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #18
jaxexpat Oct 24 #32
left-of-center2012 Oct 24 #17
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #19
LisaL Oct 24 #20
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #22
ret5hd Oct 24 #25
quakerboy Oct 25 #42
left-of-center2012 Oct 24 #23
niyad Oct 24 #21
stillcool Oct 24 #24
left-of-center2012 Oct 24 #27
left-of-center2012 Oct 24 #26
Joinfortmill Oct 24 #28
Celerity Oct 24 #29
SleeplessinSoCal Oct 24 #30
11 Bravo Oct 24 #31
Texaswitchy Oct 24 #33
anotherOKIE Oct 24 #36
LetMyPeopleVote Oct 24 #37
Red Mountain Oct 24 #38
dlk Oct 24 #39
cstanleytech Oct 25 #41
cstanleytech Oct 25 #40
Texaswitchy Oct 25 #43
cstanleytech Oct 25 #44
Texaswitchy Oct 25 #47
lark Oct 25 #45
The Jungle 1 Oct 25 #46
ForgedCrank Oct 25 #49
Texaswitchy Oct 25 #52
Wild blueberry Oct 25 #50
Texaswitchy Oct 25 #54
hamsterjill Oct 25 #51
Texaswitchy Oct 25 #53

Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:42 PM

1. It takes a village..

To save a life sometimes..

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Response to denbot (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:43 PM

3. It was scary.

The driver was shaking.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:02 PM

34. I'll bet!

You very likely saved his life - or at least spared him from some unnecessary roughness. Thank you for YOUR courage!

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:42 PM

2. Awesome texaswitchy

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:43 PM

4. Well done!



Such courage. Thank you...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:33 AM

48. X1000

Very well done sir!

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:44 PM

5. Brothers' keeper, thank you.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:46 PM

6. You did the right thing. Thank you.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:48 PM

7. The driver did everything asked of him and the cops were yelling at him.

And three guns pointed at him.

I thought the cops were going to shoot him.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:50 PM

8. Black or white?

Good for you!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #8)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:51 PM

9. Hispanic I think.

Small guy.

No threat to the white cops.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:06 PM

35. scary... thank you for being witness

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 02:57 PM

10. You were very brave! I admire you

And F those cops.

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #10)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:01 PM

12. It is hitting me today.

The white cops were all at least 6 ft. tall.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:00 PM

11. Did you have cell phone / camera handy?

It's not illegal to film / tape cops.


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Response to TeamProg (Reply #11)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:03 PM

14. I didn't record it.


Some one else did.

I didn't want to move my hands around to much.

The cops were jumpy.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:01 PM

13. I had something like that happen to me.

But not with guns and all. I was sitting in traffic, two lanes at a very busy intersection at a red light. I glanced over at a parking lot and noticed a big cop had apparently pulled a guy off into the parking lot.

The guy was running around his car, first in the trunk, then the front seat, then the back seat, back and forth ... then waving his hands in the air like really frustrated or something.

The cop just stood there watching him. Then, the cop saw me watching, so he stared at me, glaring and glaring at me. I looked back to see how the light was doing ... still red ... the cop saw me look back again and looked as if to say I'm coming for you MF'er. Anyways, the light changed about then and I drove on with all of the traffic. I have no idea what was going on there, but it was rather bizarre.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:05 PM

16. I know.

This was out of control.

Three guns, really.

The driver was out of the car, hands out.

Jumpy cops.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:08 PM

18. I know.

But the guy put up no fight of any kind.

Just cuff him.

He pulled over for the cops.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 04:30 PM

32. Step-son pulled over by deputies 3 am.

He's 300 lbs, a big, 50 yr old guy. They shout and cuff and accuse and throw him in the back seat (wrists scraped up pretty bad). Simple case of falsely detaining9about 30 min)without probable cause. They were after a dealer they lost sight of 2 miles away in, what they said, was a similar auto. He was getting off work as restaurant manager, driving home. Ticketed him for resisting arrest but didn't arrest him? were they stupid or not? Judge threw it out after asking a few pointed questions which made the cops look like lying fools. Those LOE's got clean away with it. No follow up, no reprimand, no warning. Resisting arrest with no arrest?

Judges are the culprits. It was wrong, a pure case of stupidity with authority and a weapon on the public streets. Those stupid bastards are still out there, on the force, harassing whoever they want, whenever they want because at 3:00 am they have no body watching over their shoulders. That's because most people think that at 3:00 am the only people out are criminals or cops. Yes, they were both over 6' but my stepson was 6-2, so they roughed him up to even the playing field.

The judge, fully knowledgeable that they were essentially armed morons, joy riding LEO's on a Thursday morning, LET THEM SLIDE! Until judges, like this lady, look themselves in their mirrors, in their ivory towers and see how they are the frightened ones, afraid of the monsters they've created. These judges must get some balls and batman these bastards for there are only predators and prey in our society 24/7 and it's their job to fix it.

No guns were pulled in this incident. Had there been, this old hippie may have acted out a bit. Democracy, thy name is not fear.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:09 PM

19. The cops were yelling at me to go inside.

They were very hostile toward me.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:11 PM

20. if the bullets start flying, you'd be a lot safer inside.

You don't know if the guy was armed or what.
This might not have been a traffic stop. Maybe the guy was wanted for something.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:17 PM

22. His arms were up.


One of the cops could have searched him.

All they did was yell at him.

Cuff him.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:34 PM

25. And if you avert your eyes...

it’s magically as if nothing happened at all!

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Response to LisaL (Reply #20)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 01:16 AM

42. Those cops bullets will go through the windows of a fast food joint easily enough

If they start shooting, there's not really a safe place in the vicinity

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:14 PM

21. Good for you. You may indeed have saved his life.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:24 PM

24. that is awful...but good on you

felt the fear and did it anyway. Horrible to have to see that kind of group blood-lust.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:40 PM

28. Thank you

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 03:41 PM

29. fucking pigs

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 04:13 PM

30. Time to call the cops on the cops.

Seriously.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 04:20 PM

31. That took guts. You have my admiration.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 04:31 PM

33. I have had guns pointed at me by cops.

I was walking my dog I had in old railyard.

All of a sudden several cop cars surround me and my dog.

They throw open the car doors and all of the cops point their guns at us.

They looking for a tall man with a shotgun.

I do not fit the description.

I thought the dog and I would die.

I held on to her collar tight, and got on my knees.

Finally a female cop shows up and tells the men to put down their guns.

She said they were looking for a man with a shotgun.

I knew where the guy was, he was down by the bayou.

I told her where to find him.

They all took off.

I got a settlement from the city.


I knew the fear the driver had.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 05:34 PM

36. Been there

I have had the police act threatening and place their hands on their guns when I was stopped for a minor traffic violation several times. Once had a cop pull a gun on me and that was frightening. However, I have also had the cops assist me or a family member when we really needed help and I was thankful for them being there. The best thing you can do is leave them alone, be respectful, and don't get on their bad side. I know there are situations where you don't know what to do.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 06:08 PM

37. Thank you for doing this

You may have indeed saved the driver's life

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 06:08 PM

38. Good read of the situation

Sounds like the cops felt like they had the situation under control well enough to start looking around to try and extend that control beyond the suspect at hand.

Maybe they were concerned for your safety......but that's YOUR choice, not theirs.

Even being in the picture would force them to deescalate rather than risk harm to bystanders.

Probably not their first choice. They would prefer to have complete freedom to choose their own ending.

I think you made a difference.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Sun Oct 24, 2021, 06:13 PM

39. Removing traffic enforcement from police carrying guns would save lives

It’s time to rethink traffic enforcement.

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Response to dlk (Reply #39)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 12:59 AM

41. For large cities I fully support such a change though I dont think it needs to be applied to small

towns that only have as handful of officers.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 12:57 AM

40. What makes you think you came close to being arrested?

As for them telling you to go inside could that not have been that they were simply concerned for your safety?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #40)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 01:21 AM

43. The cops were pissed off.

The driver was no danger to anyone.

His arms were in the air.

The cops had three guns pointed at him.

The cops were out of control.

They were really hostile toward me.

Houston cops can be assholes.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Reply #43)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 01:30 AM

44. I get that you think they were pissed off but did they threaten to arrest you like some people have

been illegally threated by some cops for watching or in some cases recording the cops arresting someone?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #44)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 09:59 AM

47. They didn't want a witness.

Other people were coming and going.

I was the only one they were yelling at.

Yeah Houston cops are not nice.

And they lie.

We had a case where a innocent couple were killed in their home on a no knock warrant.

The cops lied about it.

Houston cops are like other cops.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 07:44 AM

45. Thank you for your service to that guy & humanity in general.

You very well may have saved his life!

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:04 AM

46. Always record the cops.

Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, and strong regimentation of society and of the economy. Wiki
In many areas of the country policing has gone full fascist. We the people must make it stop. It is way more than a few bad apples.
The rich and influential fear the poor man and they use the police to insulate themselves. They fear the unwashed masses because they know they have taken way more then their share. The rich know the history of the world. All the wealth at they top has never worked.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 10:42 AM

49. Sounds like a possible felony stop and there

MAY have been reasons for them to be on high alert. Maybe not, but always keep that in mind.
Regardless, it's a pretty dangerous thing to distract them in a situation like this. They are all amped up already and you never know what they might do.
I would recommend taking video, but do it from a great distance. You don't want to be anywhere near multiple cops if they start shooting. Most of them can't hit the broad side of a barn even under calm conditions.

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Response to ForgedCrank (Reply #49)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:15 PM

52. I was not a distraction.

I was not near them.

The driver put up no fight.


He did everything asked of him.

The cops were being jerks.

After about 5 minutes they cuffed him and put in the car.

They could have done that to begin with.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 11:00 AM

50. Power of witness

You changed the situation by being there. Bravo!

If you want to find out what happened to the driver, maybe you can call the local police department--or have a local journalist do so--to get the report.

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Response to Wild blueberry (Reply #50)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:33 PM

54. Thank you.

I had to do something after George Floyd.

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Response to Texaswitchy (Original post)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 11:03 AM

51. Were you in any danger?

The cops told you to go inside the fast food restaurant. Were you in danger? If not, they shouldn’t be telling you anything. You have every right to watch them as long as you do not interfere.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #51)

Mon Oct 25, 2021, 08:31 PM

53. No danger.


I just stood and watched.

I was by the door of the the fast food place.

People were coming and going.

The people waiting at the bus stop were a lot closer.

I was one of two people paying attention.

The driver looked confused at first.

He had been behind me for about three blocks.

The first cop car came out of nowhere and put on the lights.

The driver pulled into far edge of the parking lot.

He did everything asked of him.

The cops were being jerks

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